[U-Boot] [EXT] Re: Cavium/Marvell Octeon Support

Wolfgang Denk wd at denx.de
Tue Nov 5 08:37:26 UTC 2019

Dear Aaron,

In message <1838672.aZrPjDvGh8 at flash> you wrote:
> To be blunt, the current U-Boot EFI driver does not provide the required 
> functionality. It would need to be extended in order to work. In addition, 
> spinlocks would be required in order to handle the case of reentrancy. Also, 
> how does the EFI loader deal with loading multiple applications across 
> multiple cores? The block support is the least important part of it. There are 
> several other services not related to block devices or network calls.

Maybe you are just trying to squeeze too much of operating system
functionality into a mere boot loader?

Using tools for purposes they have not been designed for has never
been a good idea...

Best regards,

Wolfgang Denk

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